SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SERVICES

Gender Specialist for Female Entrepreneur Capacity Building


Country: Indonesia
City/Locality: Jakarta
Project: Program Administration and Control Project
Contract No.: PC-E-004
Submission Deadline: March 21, 2014, 3.00 pm
Funding Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation
Buyer: Millennium Challenge Account - Indonesia (MCA-Indonesia)


Introduction
1. The United States of America acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation
(“MCC”) and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia (the “Government”) have entered
into a US$600,000,000 Compact for Millennium Challenge Account assistance to help
facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in Indonesia through three projects:
the Green Prosperity (“GP”) Project; the Community-Based Nutrition to Prevent Stunting
Project; and the Procurement Modernization (“PM”) Project. The Government of
Indonesia, acting through the Millennium Challenge Account Indonesia (“MCA-Indonesia”)
intends to apply a portion of MCC funding to eligible payments under a contract for
which this Request for Qualifications is issued. Any payments made under the proposed
contract will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Compact and
related documents, including restrictions on the use and distribution of MCC funding. No
party other than the Government and MCA-Indonesia shall derive any rights from the
Compact or have any claim to the proceeds of MCC funding.

2. This Request for qualifications follows the General Procurement Notice that appeared in
dgMarket and UNDB onl i ne on February 4, 2014 and on the MCA Entity website
http://mca-indonesia.go.id/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/GPN-MCA-Indonesia-Period_February-
to-J uly-2014-final.pdf on February 4, 2014, and local newspaper Kompas on February 8, 2014.


Background of the Assignment

3. LKPP has requested MCC to conduct a gender vendor survey that aims to examine gender-based
barriers facing firms that wish to participate in government procurement and to identify key
actions that can help level the playing field and improve the ability of both male and female
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enterprises to successfully compete for contract opportunities. The study is in-line with the
government’s commitment stated in the Presidential Decree number 54/2010 on non-
discriminative procurement process and improvement the efficiency and effectiveness of public
spending. The details tasks are described in the Terms of Reference


Objectives of the Assignment

4. As part of the Indonesia Compact agreement, MCA-Indonesia developed a Social and Gender
Integration Plan (SGIP) that was approved by MCC in J uly 2013. SGIP identified activities that
will be implemented by the Complementary Gender Fund, have solid links and positive
contribution to several MCC Compact themes rather than just one Compact project. Policy
reform discussion is one of the key areas that will be funded by the complementary gender in all
three projects within the Compact. The gender vendor survey report recommended government
(LKPP) to support the capacity building of female enterprises. The details tasks are described in the
Terms of Reference.

Scope of Work

5. The details tasks are described in the Terms of Reference.

Qualifications

6. Interested Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the following qualifications:

Mandatory

a. Bachelor degrees in one of these subjects: gender, social policy, sociology, anthropology,
economy, human rights, business, communication, and other related subjects. Hold a master
degree is preferable.

b. Minimum five (5) years of experience working to integrate gender into programs or projects,
including:
• Programs or projects related to training/outreach and or gender capacity building;
• Development of training materials and frameworks on gender mainstreaming;
• Have experience in the area of female entrepreneurs capacity building is preferable.

c. Knowledge of relevant government and non-governmental organizations operating in Indonesia;

d. Experience working effectively with a broad range of institutions and stakeholders (government
and non-government);

e. Experience preparing, organizing and managing workshops and meetings at national and local
level (government and local associations);

f. Fluency in oral and written both in English and Bahasa Indonesia



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Desirable
Solid communications and presentation skills and experience with preparing and delivering a
range of communications materials.

Duration and Place of Performance

7. The assignment should be finalized within 222 days over a period of twenty (20) consecutive
months.
The consultant will be home-based. If the space is available, the consultant may be asked to
work in MCA-Indonesia’s office.

How to Apply


8. MCA-Indonesia hereby invites interested Individual Consultants to submit their
Application as per instruction below (Section 9).
9. Interested Individual Consultants shall submit the following (in English only):

(i) Curriculum Vitae (“CV”), using the CV template provided by MCA-Indonesia,
detailing the consultant’s professional qualifications, areas of expertise, and experience
carrying out similar assignments.

(ii) Professional references (at least three (3) referees) with contact details, including a
valid email address.

Proof of all professional qualifications and work experience indicated in the CV may be
requested to the selected consultant.

Submission Date and Time


10. Interested Consultants shall submit their CVs as per instruction on Section 9 above to the
address below on or before March 21, 2014, 3.00 p.m., Jakarta local time. Envelope should be
clearly marked: “Gender Specialist for Female Entrepreneur Capacity Building”
Applications received after this date and time shall not be considered. Electronic submissions are
accepted.

11. Interested Consultants should register their interest and request a copy of the Terms of
Reference and the CV template at the address below.

12. To request clarification, the TOR, the CV template, and for submission of CVs, please use
the following address:

Address:
MCA-Indonesia, Procurement Agent
Menteng Raya-21 Building, 6
th
Floor
J l. Menteng Raya No. 21
J akarta 10340
Indonesia
Email address: procurement.agent@mca-indonesia.go.id

Selection Process


13. An Individual Consultant will be selected following the Individual Consultant Procedures
as defined in the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines (available at the following Website:
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http://www.mcc.gov/pages/business/guidelines)

14. Individual Consultants’ CVs and related documents will be evaluated to determine if they
meet the qualifications requirements stipulated in Section 6 (above). The education,
adequacy for the assignment and language requirements will be evaluated. A Consultant
shall be rejected if he/she fails to satisfy any of the mandatory requirements.

15. After the Evaluation of Qualifications, the Consultant that satisfies the mandatory
requirements and i s deemed the most qualified will be interviewed in person or by telephone
in order to confirm qualifications. References will also be checked. If the verification process
supports the initial findings, the most qualified Consultant will be requested to submit a
financial proposal and may be invited to negotiate the contract. Should negotiations fail with
the most qualified Consultant, the MCA-Indonesia may at is discretion proceed to verify the
qualifications of the next highest ranked Consultant.

16. Final selection will be subject to reasonableness analysis of the proposed fee. If verification is
not satisfactory and the proposed fee is not reasonable, negotiations may be terminated.

17. MCA-Indonesia is not bound to accept any of the CVs or other documents submitted, and
may cancel the selection process at any time without providing any justification to the
Consultants.

Bid Challenges

18. MCA-Indonesia shall entertain a bid challenge from any contractor, supplier, or consultant
that claims to have suffered or that may suffer loss or injury due to a breach of a duty by
MCA- Indonesia in the conduct of this procurement. MCA-Indonesia will be following the
interim Bid Challenge System as defined in the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines
(available at the following Website: http://www.mcc.gov/pages/business/guidelines).

Any bid challenge shall be submitted in writing (may be in electronic form) to MCA-
Indonesia within five (5) working days of when the contractor, supplier or consultant
submitting the bid challenge became aware, or should have become aware, of the circumstances
giving rise to the bid challenge. Unless the bid challenge is resolved by mutual agreement,
MCA-Indonesia shall, within fifteen (15) days after submission of the bid challenge, issue a
written decision stating the reasons for the decision and, if the bid challenge is upheld in
whole or in part, indicating the corrective measures that are to be taken. The bid challenge shall
be addressed to:

J . W. Saputro
Executive Director
MCA-Indonesia
Menteng Raya-21 Building, 11
th
Floor
J l. Menteng Raya No. 21
J akarta 10340
Indonesia
Email address: procurement.agent@mca-indonesia.go.id


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